RADIO.COM Partners With SoundHound Inc. to Offer Voice-enabled Accessibility
PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 1, 2020 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, today announced a new partnership with SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, to make RADIO.COM, a leading digital audio and content platform, accessible via Houndify, SoundHound’s independent voice AI platform.
As part of the partnership, RADIO.COM will be included as a content domain within Houndify, and made available to partners across the automotive, retail, hospitality and telecom sectors. In the future, Houndify partners will have access to the exclusive digital home for all Entercom content across its leading portfolio of over 230 stations, along with hundreds of affiliate stations, thousands of top podcasts, live and on-demand video, and premium content across local and national news, entertainment, music and sports in markets all across the U.S., hands-free thanks to Houndify’s broad ecosystem of voice-enabled domain partnerships.
“SoundHound is blazing a path for voice-enabled technology and we’re excited for our premium content to be accessible on their growing platform,” said David Rosenbloom, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Entercom. “This strategic partnership will expand our voice function accessibility and most importantly provide a safe way for users to consume their favorite audio using Houndify’s ingenious conversational abilities.”
“Offering the highest quality voice-enabled content is a critical part of our overall mission,” said Kamyar Mohajer, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and International Expansion, SoundHound Inc. “We’re therefore thrilled to announce RADIO.COM as a Houndify Domain Partner and are looking forward to providing Houndify users with access to their vast network of radio stations just by using their voice.”
Houndify is an independent Voice AI platform that allows brands to create custom voice assistants that deliver results with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Leveraging proprietary Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, Houndify provides fast and accurate voice recognition and responses, as well as the ability to understand complex and compound queries using natural language.
RADIO.COM is an integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with the Entercom portfolio of premium, curated content powered by over 230 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the U.S., currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through the RADIO.COM mobile app and website, and home and auto-connected devices including Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Apple Music, Siri, and Samsung Bixby.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, apps, TVs, smart speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies to create a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to build on the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound App applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform, we aim to bring voice-enabled AI to everyone and enable others to build on top of it. We call this Collective AI. Our Mission: Houndify everything.